A24 released a clip/promotional trailer for the home video release of Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer that’s not only hilarious, but also pretty cruel.
The footage is from a scene in the movie where Kim (Raffey Cassidy), the daughter of Colin Farrell‘s character, is singing “Ring Christmas Bells (Carol of the Bells)” with her choir. As the camera pushes in closer and closer, the trailer reads “Bring home a gift for the entire family.” It’s hilarious because it’s not a fun movie and probably one of the worst “gifts” you could ever bring home to the entire family. I love the thought that someone is going to see this and pick it up for the entire family to watch this holiday season. Excellent marketing by A24.
With that said, The Killing of a Sacred Deer is astounding. See it immediately.